IPL 2024: 3 Talking Points Of PBKS vs MI

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PBKS vs MI prediction

Punjab Kings (PBKS) suffered another gut-wrenching loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they suffered a 9-run loss at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI) at Mullanpur. Punjab remain in the 9th position in the points table and need some special performances for a turnaround in the IPL.

Mumbai Indians had to struggle for a win but ultimately could manage to have the last laugh despite facing stiff resistance from the Punjab team. They now have 3 wins in IPL 2024 and are slowly putting their campaign back on track.

As we have entered mid-way into the tournament, every single game becomes extremely important as it wont be long before the qualification scenarios start panning out.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of PBKS vs MI in this IPL 2024 game:

1. Ashutosh Sharma’s fabulous knock goes in vain

It was the young Ashutosh Sharma who once again grabbed the spotlight. And yet again, he failed to finish it off for Punjab Kings. He scored 61 runs in 28 balls and was the cynosure of all eyes in Match 33 of IPL 2024.

Had he received a tad bit of support from the other PBKS batters, they could have won the game. Sharma’s knock was peppered with 2 fours and 7 sixes.

2. Jasprit Bumrah’s world-class bowling

Once again, Jasprit Bumrah proved to everyone that he is a world-class player. He got rid off the dangerous batters upfront in Punjab’s run-chase and made sure that the visitors were in pole position in this game.

Bumrah bagged the wickets of Sam Curran and Rilee Rossouw in the powerplay and made sure that Punjab don’t get off to a good start in the first 6 overs. He later was brought on to the attack to stop the run-flow and immediately delivered the goods by taking the priceless wicket of the man-in-form, Shashank Singh.

3. Surya Kumar Yadav’s produces a masterclass

Surya Kumar Yadav’s inclusion in the Mumbai Indians’ playing XI in IPL 2024 has been the turning point in the franchise’s IPL 2024 sojourn. After Yadav returned from the National Cricket Academy (NCA), he has infused an air of positivity into the MI camp.

He smashed 78 runs in 53 balls and his knock was packed with 7 fours and 3 sixes. Surya Kumar Yadav had a strike-rate of 147.17.

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